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From The Vault: Larger catastrophe barked back as Francis fire destroys two homes

[This story was originally published in the May 21, 2015 edition of the Quad Town Forum.]

Man’s best friend is being credited with preventing a local disaster from ending up any worse, after a fire completely destroyed two homes in Francis last week.

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McEwan recognized at Legislature for cystic fibrosis work

Oct. 28 was a day Lorna McEwan had waited for literally her entire life.

            That was the day she began using Trikafta to treat her cystic fibrosis (CF) — a genetic disorder she was diagnosed with at birth.

            “I started noticing changes within the first 24 hours,” McEwan, who was raised near Francis, wrote on her Facebook page. “I could actually take a deep (breath) without having a coughing fit.”

            Twelve days later McEwan, along with her parents Frank and Barbara Leier, were introduced as guests in the Saskatchewan legislature by Regina Rosemont MLA Trent Wotherspoon, shortly before a petition with over 1,000 signatures was presented to the government.

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